Issue Brief: Green Stimulus & a Just Recovery

The global COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated an economic downturn that has governments across Canada and around the world set to make huge investments in stimulus and recovery spending. Many are viewing this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in a just and sustainable green economy.

September 24, 2020 Update

On September 23, the Governor-General delivered the Speech from the Throne outlining the federal government's plans and priorites for the new session of Parliament. Responses from AEN member groups and other environmental organizations were mixed, warily applauding new and renewed commitments to climate action and conservation.

August 25, 2020 Update

In her first day on the job, newly-appointed Federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said that "The restart of our economy needs to be green. It also needs to be equitable, it needs to be inclusive and we need to focus very much on jobs and growth."

Previous Updates

Throughout the pandemic, environmental organizations and their allies have continued to advocate for support of a just transition to a green economy.

What can you do?

A number of AEN member organizations have sent out action alerts encouraging you to write your representatives in government asking them to support a Green Recovery